competency to stand trial evaluations
Competency to stand trial evaluations involve an assessment of a defendant’s mental capacity at the present time. The issue of competency to stand trial can be raised at any time during a criminal proceeding when the defendant is thought to have a limited rational or factual understanding of one’s charges or the legal process, or unable to communicate with counsel. Criteria for competency to stand trial vary by state. In Georgia, Dr. Shah offers a competency evaluation in line with Brown v. State. He thoroughly examines whether defendants understand the nature and object of proceedings, understand their own condition in reference to the proceedings, and have the ability to assist their attorney. An evaluation of competency to stand trial helps to ensure the fairness of legal proceedings. Multiple sources of information are used to produce a high quality and complete forensic evaluation.
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Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations in Atlanta, Metro Atlanta, and Georgia
Atlas Psychological Services, LLC is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Shah provides forensic psychological evaluations including competency to stand trial assessments in Atlanta and Metro Atlanta. On a case by case basis, teleassessments or online forensic psychological evaluations are possible. He has extensive training and experience in the area of forensic psychology and has taught and supervised in the area of forensic mental health assessment. Dr. Shah has testified as an expert witness in multiple jurisdictions.
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